Overnight, my little Maddie has become 26 inches of vertical cuteness.
I’ve been trying to get her to stand for weeks by locking her knees and leaning her against me. Then over the weekend, my friend Brianne held Maddie by the hips and MAGIC! Seeing someone so teeny tiny standing up is so adorable I can hardly stand it. Of course, after standing comes walking, and then even the Crawling Corral tm won’t be able to contain her. Crap.
Last week Maddie was sleeping even worse than usual. Crying, fussy, sweaty, tossing & turning, you name it. Mike and I were pulling our hair out. We felt so badly for Maddie because she was clearly uncomfortable, and we felt badly for each other because we were getting NO sleep. Then, one night, she only woke up once. We rejoiced! That morning, I was cuddling Maddie when she pulled my finger into her mouth and bit down…and I yelped because TINY KNIVES SANK INTO MY FLESH!!!
She has teeth, she’s standing…she’s becoming such a little person! With her first birthday less than a week away, it’s hitting me that she’s not my little baby anymore. Well, she’s still LITTLE, but she’s no baby. Her personality is strong, she is determined, and soon there’ll be no stopping her. It’s everything I wanted for her…even if I’m not quite ready.
I teared up just a bit. Just a little, mind you!
Beyond the fact that she’s so cute she makes my teeth hurt, that fighter in her just reminds me of Peyton so much. The part of them that doesn’t give up and keeps going against odds, when they’re so damn little, just amazes me.
Cograts, Heather, yo got one hell of a girl.
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Look at those tiny teeth! SO freaking cute. I love it.
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Standing, teeth –
She is going to be taking over the house soon –
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Ms. Moon says:
“Her personality is strong, she is determined”
But you already knew that.
Those traits are why she’s here-growing teeth and standing up and sometimes, driving you crazy.
That girl might grow up to be….president.
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Anna Marie says:
Oh how quickly she is growing up! I can’t wait for the Future Adventures of Madeline. She is destined to be a superstar.
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That’s Maddie! Barely crawling a month and already standing up. Look out Rigby!!!!
Kitchen Vixen says:
Oh my god, look at those eyelashes!!! They make my heart flutter.
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This was just the escape I needed before I walk to my doom, I mean, exam.
So small and standing! Maddie really is supergirl.
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She’s such a “big” girl. I can’t believe how fast she’s growing up!
When it rains, it pours- she will be running towards the door in no time! It’s time to start baby-proofing!
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“It’s everything I wanted for her…even if I’m not quite ready.”
You’ll find yourself saying this a LOT Heather!!! My first “baby” just turned 13, and I say it all the time!!!
Maddie’s a doll and she has the world at her feet!!!
i am pea green with envy over those eye lashes!!
Andrea's Sweet Life says:
She’s gone and done it. She’s topped her OWN cuteness. You’ll never shake the papparazzi, now.
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Aunt Becky says:
I totally cried when I read this. And by “cried” I mean, I totally have something in my stinking eye. Both of them.
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it’s amazing how a girl who is so little can be so, well, BIG!
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Literally overnight! She was not having it when Grandma was trying to get her to stand a week and a half ago. Go Maddie Girl!
ACK!! Teeth! I am both looking forward to, and dreading these milestones.
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Oh, she’s a cutie! And she has the same birthday as my daughter! I have to agree, they grow up way too fast
Love this. I also just wanted to let you know that I “gave” you an ROFL award for October. Loved your massage experience. Had to make sure it got recognition because I found it hysterically funny.
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Go Maddie!!! Standing up AND 2 teeth??? Quite a week!
Those first-teeth bites suck hard. The stunned cries say, “I thought you LIKED when I gum your fingers– what’s with all the cursing??” but the eyes say, “Ha, ha– look what I can get away with!”
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Oy, the biting. Once she starts walking around – well, I wish you good pharmaceutical assistance. The novelty of walking is finally starting to wear off with Arlo so I can actually sit for two seconds without fearing he’s trying to lick sockets or juggle knives.
The teeth…the lashes…the tiny legs. Oh I love her.
Squeee! She’s getting so big!
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